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If you are in the market to buy a new bike rack for your fat bike, here are some roof rack options organized from lowest to highest price point. Prices are subject to change and are accurate as of the date of posting.

Also check out our Fat Bike Hitch Rack Buying Guide for hitch racks that are compatible with fat bikes.

Because fat bikes have wider tires and are usually heavier than your average mountain bike, many mountain bike vehicle racks are not compatible with fat bikes without modification.  However as fat bikes have become more popular, many rack companies started selling adapter parts to accommodate fat tire bikes.

 

1UP USA Quik Rack Roof Tray: Starts at $189

1UP USA Fat Bike Roof Rack

The Quik Rack Roof Tray is a wheels-on bike mount made by 1UP USA.  The rack can accommodate up to 3 ¾ inch wide crossbars, and the no-frame-contact design secures the bikes by the wheels.

If you have a Yakima Whispbar or Thule Crossbar, 1UP USA sells compatible Flush Mount Hardware.

In order to use the Quik Rack Roof Tray with your fat bike, you will also have to purchase the Fat Tire Spacer Kit ($34.00) for each bike.  The Quik Rack Roof Tray comes in two colors: Silver and Black.

1UP USA Quik Rack Roof Tray 1 Bike
Price $189 (Silver)

$239 (Black)

Fat Tire Spacer Kit +$34.00
Weight Limit 50 lbs

 

Rocky Mounts BrassKnuckles Roof Rack: Starts at $199.95

BrassKnuckles Fat Bike Roof Rack

The BrassKnuckles Roof Rack is a wheels-on bike mount made by Rocky Mounts.  The rack is compatible with all crossbars, and the no-frame-contact design secures the bike by the wheels.

In order to use the BrassKnuckles rack with a fat bike, you will also need to purchase The Fattie BrassKnuckles Fat Bike Adapter ($19.95) for each bike. To lock your bike to the rack and the rack to the car, you will also need to purchase 2 lock cores separately. The BrassKnuckes Roof Rack comes in three colors: Black, Red, and White.

BrassKnuckles 1 Bike
Price $199.95
The Fattie BrassKnuckles Fat Bike Adapter +$19.95
Weight Limit ??

Buy on Amazon: RockyMounts BrassKnuckles

 

Kuat Trio: Starting at $209

Kuat Trio Fat Bike Roof Rack

The Trio Roof Rack is bike mount made by Kuat Racks.  Unlike the other racks on this list, the Trio is not a wheels-on rack, requiring removal of the front tire.  The rack is compatible with all crossbars, and the no-frame-contact design secures the bike by the wheels.  

In order to use the Kuat Trio with your fat bike, you will also need to purchase one of three Trio Fat Tire Adapter (starting at $19.00) for each bike.  Depending on what front fork you have you will need one of the Trio Adapters: 15MM x 142MM, 15MM x 150MM, and 9MM x 135MM.    The rack comes with an integrated cable lock that locks both the frame and the rear wheel. The Trio Roof Rack comes in two colors: Gray and Black.

Kuat Trio 1 Bike
Price $209
Trio Fat Tire Adapter +$19.00 to $29.00 (depending on adapter)
Weight Limit 45 lbs

Buy on Amazon: Kuat Trio Rack

 

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Santi

Hi I'm Santi, and I'm a content marketing manager in the tech industry by day and grad student and writing instructor by night. I’ve always loved biking, ever since I got my first bike on my fourth birthday. As a kid, my siblings and I would go on biking “adventures” around the neighborhood, pedaling our way to nearby schools and lakes. Naturally, those adventures have only increased over the years! In addition to biking, I also love telling stories and traveling around the US. I write about our biking adventures and about fat bikes for women and kids.

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    Lucy

    Kuat does not provide an adapter that will fit my Fatback Bikes full carbon Corvus. The Corvus uses a 15mm 135mm thru axle. Don’t my the trio with out making sure it will work with your bike!

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